NRL Podcast: Renouf recalls the try that became his calling card
Steve Renouf has reflected in this week’s NRL Podcast on a life-changing moment on the footy field and a try that virtually every day someone in the public reminds him about 26 years after he scored it.
Ahead of Retro Round and the same week the Broncos celebrate 30 years at a gala ball, Renouf has provided a fascinating analysis of the near length-of-the-field try he scored in the 1992 grand final, why it happened and the philosophy of the Broncos in those heady days.
After winger Willie Carne had done a great job getting into the field of play after a Dragons grubber, the old firm of Kevin Walters and Allan Langer combined to send Renouf on a 95m run to the try line. It is a try which screens all day and every day in the foyer of Broncos headquarters, along with other highlights of the club’s history.
In the Podcast, Renouf listens to a call of the try by Ray Warren.
"It gives me goosebumps every time," he said.
"It is one of those things I will always be remembered for and something I am proud of, and something I am proud of doing with that footy club after coming there as a kid. Fortunate for me, and fortunate for us as a team, it happened in a grand final.
"If there was a kick in the opposite corner, Wayne's exact words to us [wingers and centres] was 'get your arses back on the other side just in case Alf and Kevvie see something'.
"I saw the kick and knew I had to hike it to my side of the field. Willie Carne did a great job getting out of the in-goal.
"Kevvie runs into dummy half and knocks his brother out of the way, gives it to Alf and 'ping', I've got the ball. I got to run nearly the length of the field to score but I keep going back to how that was a typical Broncos try."
In the Podcast, the former Brisbane centre also addresses the coaching future of the Broncos and outlines why he believes Wayne Bennett should be given a contract extension until the end of 2020.
He also reiterates why Kevin Walters should be the next Brisbane coach and urges the club to keep the five-time premiership winner in the loop and in their plans for the post-Bennett era.
Renouf also pays tribute to retired Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein and explains why he was one of the toughest outside backs in the game.